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Old 09-09-2002, 08:11 PM   #1
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I have a question for everyone out there ...I'm headed to London in a few weeks for graduate school. I've only been to London once, and then only for a couple days. Basically, I'm looking for any thoughts, advice, etc...I know this is extremely general, but I figured a lot of you might be familiar with the city and able to offer insight...the nerves are setting in, so I thought I'd ask. (oh, and yes, i know it's a VERY expensive city... ) Thanks!
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~LadyLemon~ was in London in the past year, maybe she could help you.
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Don't get in the black cabs, especially from Heathrow. They are VERY expensive!
Take the tube or the red buses.
You want travel toursity advice or living in London advice?
Its split into zones and the closer into the city, the more expensive things are. I believe those living in the closest zone are even given extra money in their paychecks from the government, just because they need it in able to afford living there!
Stores don't open till 10 am. I found that so bizarre.
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I live in London. Depends what kind of things you wish to know!

As you move nearer and nearer to Central London, it gets more expensive, especially the cost of living.
Its better to take a tube or a bus rather than a taxi, especially the black cabs - they are damn expensive!
You can get main trains (out of London) from Euston usually.
The best place to go to shop is Oxford Street or Bond Street

Good luck!
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there's a great restaurant you must check out in Covent Garden, called Food for Thought. Great food, tons of it and it's affordable. It's actually a vegetarian restaurant but even if you're not a veg you'll like it anyway.

and yes, the tube is the way to go.

*goes to think some more
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Advice? Find Snuggy and have his ant babies.

Try not to drool over the accents.

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no, no ant babies...

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~LadyLemon~ was in London in the past year, maybe she could help you.
Thanks

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You want travel toursity advice or living in London advice?
I suppose more advice about living there, since I will be, although I’ll take anything.

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I live in London. Depends what kind of things you wish to know!
Umm…to be honest, I’m not even exactly sure what I want to know! The info about the black cabs and places to shop is very helpful though. I’ll be living in university housing (flats for postgrads), in central London – well, zone 1, anyway…

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there's a great restaurant you must check out in Covent Garden, called Food for Thought. Great food, tons of it and it's affordable. It's actually a vegetarian restaurant
Oooh, I actually am vegetarian, so that sounds wonderful!

meegannie - no worries, i'll send him off w/ the cell to call you umm...will be other-accents drooling though
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Old 09-10-2002, 02:56 PM   #8
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Central London? Sheesh so lucky hun!! Good luck all the same!!

Hope I helped a little, anything else you wanna know, just ask!
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Damn... Wrong london... oh well... *slinks away*
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I spent a week in London as a student and all I can say is their subway system is the cleanest I've ever seen. I would recommend going to the West End for theatre.

The biggest surprise was the fact that all the nightspots seemed to close at 2am or earlier. This was weird and I still wonder if I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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The biggest surprise was the fact that all the nightspots seemed to close at 2am or earlier. This was weird and I still wonder if I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Hey I know what you mean! I live in London, and I hate the fact they close so early! I prefer it when the nightlife stays out longer
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Well I sure as hell am! I don't think I could give you any more great advice than those who live there...can't think of anything in particular. I just have one request: take me with you! I want to move there...

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Been in England for a month, studying Shakespeare.

In the summers, the sun sets at 10pm... but everything other than the pubs and night clubs, close at 5pm.

English food is generally bland... but they have great India restaurants... and don't forget them fish and chips.

England still doesn't have the concept of "free refill drinks"... everything is dispensed in small portions, like 8 oz. Coke cans.

dunno... that's all i remember
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I live in west London, and its safe to say, I think, thats its the best place to be (except the centre, where I go to University).

Well, it depends what you want to know! Its a HUGE relief on your economic burden that you're living in zone 1 and therefore don't have to commute everyday... London transport, like London anything, is very expensive.

If you're in zone 1, then you wont have trouble finding anything at all, its all within an arm's reach from you. May I ask, where are you staying at (Highbury, Bloomsbury... ), and which Uni are you attending (if I'm not being too nosy, it could very well be mine - lol).

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London worries me... William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill both used to live in London, and where are they know?

DEAD.

There's some bad stuff going on there, man.
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